Catching babies in Bathurst

Written by Jessica Tripp, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery student A few weeks ago, I embarked on a journey along the Great Western Highway to Bathurst Base Hospital. Having only ever been at Hornsby Hospital during my degree, I was overwhelmed with both excitement and anxiety around what was awaiting me.   Luckily, I was able to stayContinue reading “Catching babies in Bathurst”

Thank you to my fellow Midwifery students

Written by Vivienne Connor, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery student As International Day of the Midwife has come and gone, I would like to thank my fellow midwifery students for all they have taught me. Through your stories, our shared experiences and imparted wisdoms, I have learned something from each of you. In our first classes, we wereContinue reading “Thank you to my fellow Midwifery students”

Defenders of Women’s Rights

Sunday 5 May is the International Day of the Midwife! On this day, we recognise the important work that is undertaken by midwives all around the world. The care and services provided by midwives to women throughout all stages of their pregnancy are truly one of a kind. The theme for International Day of the MidwifeContinue reading “Defenders of Women’s Rights”

How to avoid the dreaded sugar crash this Easter

Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate Happy Easter everybunny! And what is Easter without a little – or a lot – of chocolate? However, there’s a dark side to it all… Easter = Chocolate = Possible sugar crash! Before you make the pledge to avoid chocolate at all costs, here are threeContinue reading “How to avoid the dreaded sugar crash this Easter”

Why it’s not too early to start thinking about your new graduate application

Written by Betty Holland, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery graduate Is the final year of your nursing or midwifery degree suddenly upon you? Firstly, congratulations! It is no small feat to have made it this far through a challenging (but very rewarding) uni course! But where to next? For many, the next step will be aContinue reading “Why it’s not too early to start thinking about your new graduate application”

U@Uni: What we got up to at Health Summer School

Written by Betty Holland, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery graduate This January I coordinated the Health Summer School. It’s part of the U@Uni Summer School initiative which has been facilitated by the UTS Equity and Diversity Unit since 2009. It seeks to provide students from low-socioeconomic background high schools in south-west Sydney an opportunity to exploreContinue reading “U@Uni: What we got up to at Health Summer School”

Making self-care in healthcare #1

Written by Betty Holland, UTS Bachelor of Midwifery graduate Coming to the end of my time as a student midwife, something I am deeply passionate about is the importance of self-care in a healthcare context. I can tell you first hand that doing a degree in nursing or midwifery is an at times very overwhelmingContinue reading “Making self-care in healthcare #1”

5 tips for future student midwives

If you’re an aspiring midwifery student, believe in yourself! Final year Bachelor of Midwifery student Betty has some sage advice if you’re thinking about the midwife life. 1. Believe in yourself, be kind to yourself and take every opportunity you are given You will be amazed at the things you will learn and will beContinue reading “5 tips for future student midwives”

Continuity of care – great for women and student midwives!

Written by Betty Holland, current Bachelor of Midwifery student There has been a great deal of academic research into “continuity of care” in a midwifery context. Put simply, if you are going to have a baby, this means that the same midwife looks after you throughout your pregnancy, is there for your birth and looks afterContinue reading “Continuity of care – great for women and student midwives!”

What to do if your new grad plans don’t work out

  Written by Ingrid Vennonen, Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry) graduate (2017) “Have you applied for new grad?” “Did you get a new grad interview?” “Where are you doing new grad?” Reaching the end of third year, these are the questions on everyone’s mind, and to say the least, it is overwhelming and stressful when being asked atContinue reading “What to do if your new grad plans don’t work out”